I’ve been MIA for the past two months and this is the reason why. I’ve been planning my butt off to get married to the man of my dreams and it’s now time to share it with all of my virtual world… And unlike most weddings, we did NOT break the bank! Hope you enjoy!
(*Please note all photos are from friends who’ve captured via cell phone… professional wedding photography will not be received until next week.)
Theme: Vintage Southern Chic
Dress code: All White Attire
Location: Rose Hill Manor in Port Arthur, Tx
Menu: Back Yard BBQ
Total Spent: $2,200
To say we didn’t run into any road blocks would be untrue. Our original location was another historic home where we planned to have a huge outdoor wedding along with outdoor dancing, bbq and yard games but due to the weather report showcasing thunderstorms and 90% chance of rain 4 days before the date, we had to quickly switch venues! God was smiling on us to have a home around the corner be available without charging an additional fee.
With that, I had to quickly change out from the original plans. I had to find a venue that would allow me to hold my wedding in doors but still allow something to go on outside under a covering. Well, Rose Hill matched all the criteria!
I was so happy to have Rose Hill Manor be available as the wrap around porch was 12ft deep and covered which would allow me to host my reception on the porch and not get rained on. We are happy to report that although it did rain, the rain lasted for maybe 35 minutes and was light showers versus the thunderstorms it reported to be.
My nieces, Aileena and Alani offered an original blessing. Aileena which is 11yrs old read a poem that described Ronald and I’s story. Alani who is 13yrs sung “At Last” by Etta James!
Here is the original poem written by me but performed by my niece:
155 days ago they met
He called hisself trying to
Seduce her into his world
But if you know my nanny…
She was NOT trying to hear that!
She shot him down every time he spoke
But he never gave up and
Three days later, her heart he took
From not wanting to be bothered
To now the ocean not being able to live without his moon
It was inevitable that this day was to come soon
God knew it was necessary for these two to meet
Now on this day
Two become one and their lives with HIM will now be complete
With love in the air and flowers at full bloom
Please stand as the bride comes to meet her groom
My brother walked me down the aisle. I love this photo a friend captured as you can see my brothers eyes on me and all the guests looking at my groom to see his reaction. Completely beautiful!
The video below was created by my husbands cousin and was one of the best gifts received! Click the pic below to view:
We created a newspaper online and printed 80 copies for our guests to read our story as they waited. Here is a copy:
One of my favorite pics is the one below of me, my sister and granny. My sister made this marvelous Naked Cake with fruit just like I requested and it was scrumptious!
A candid photo of The Proctor Family
More pictures to come soon!
I will also post a separate blog that includes a budget breakdown and how to save on cost!